Report: Ford to exit Australian manufacturing in 2016

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    Report: Ford to exit Australian manufacturing in 2016

    Report: Ford to exit Australian manufacturing in 2016
    Left Lane News
    July 30, 2012
    by Nat Shirley

    Less than a month after Fordís Australian division announced it would cut 15 percent of its workforce to trim output in response to slow sales, it seems that more storm clouds could be hovering on the horizon for Ozís third largest automaker.

    Ford will shut down its Australian manufacturing altogether in the near future, according to a report from the International Business Times. If accurate, the news means that while the automaker will continue to sell vehicles in the country, its locally-produced models (such as the Falcon sedan and Territory crossover) will be no more.

    Lackluster sales and the looming Euro 5 emissions standards, which the Falcon and Territory canít meet without costly revisions, are likely behind Fordís decision.

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    Re: Report: Ford to exit Australian manufacturing in 2016

    Nah.

    They 'just' want to use China for Australia
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    Re: Report: Ford to exit Australian manufacturing in 2016

    I always find it amazing that car companies can save enough $$ manufacturing in a different country to cover the cost of shipping overseas. What does GM charge now for destination fees in the USA? $700+? To add an oceanic cruise to the shipping just doesn't seem cost effective, but it must be as I'm sure Ford has spent a lot of time on the cost scenario, just as any other manufacturer does who ships overseas.

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    Re: Report: Ford to exit Australian manufacturing in 2016

    The "report" is stating some loose lip speculation from an industry Receiver whom has been involved in assisting some of the component manufacturers to shut their doors. I'm not saying he's wrong, but he didn't say they WILL close, just that some suppliers are already planning for a Ford-less manufacturing environment.

    It isn't looking favourable but what is actually going to happen is yet to be revealed.
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    Re: Report: Ford to exit Australian manufacturing in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak View Post
    The "report" is stating some loose lip speculation from an industry Receiver whom has been involved in assisting some of the component manufacturers to shut their doors. I'm not saying he's wrong, but he didn't say they WILL close, just that some suppliers are already planning for a Ford-less manufacturing environment.

    It isn't looking favourable but what is actually going to happen is yet to be revealed.
    I think that Fords silence on the subject will make more make other plans too.

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